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Sierra Leone opposition APC holds press conference tomorrow to discuss court injunction

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2020: Following today’s High Court injunction won by some members of the opposition APC party – known as the National Reformation Movement (NRM), stopping the party from holding its national convention this weekend, party bosses say they will instead be holding a press conference at [Read More]

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Will Sierra Leone’s opposition APC go ahead with its national convention?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2020: A pressure group known as the National Reformation Movement (NRM- APC) – said to be members of the opposition APC party in Sierra Leone, has this afternoon won a High Court injunction in Freetown, stopping the APC party from going ahead with its national [Read More]

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Sam Sumana formally requests return to APC ahead of national convention

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 January 2020: Documents seen by the Sierra Leone Telegraph confirm that Sam Sumana has now sent his letter requesting readmission into the opposition All People’s Congress (APC) party – without pre-conditions, five years after he was expelled from the party by its National Advisory Committee (NAC), [Read More]

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Reverend Dr. Shyllon – retired senior police officer released from detention

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 January 2020: The retired ADC of former president Ernest Bai Koroma – Reverend Dr. Reuben Shyllon, has this afternoon been released from detention by the police. His two daughters were released yesterday without charge. (Photo above: Reverend Shyllon – right, his wife – centre, on his [Read More]

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ADC to former president Ernest Bai Koroma arrested on orders from above

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 January 2020: The Reverend Dr. Reuben Shyllon, who after 40 years of service in Sierra Leone’s police force, served as ADC  to the Former President Ernest Bai Koroma, as well as serving as the country’s Head of the CDIID, has been arrested along with several others, [Read More]

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One Hundred and Forty One Billion Leones missing in government’s accounts – says auditor general

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 December 2019: The 2018 Report of Sierra Leone’s Auditor General – Mrs Lara Taylor Pearce, which was today tabled in parliament, makes for an unpleasant reading. The report is replete with massive evidence of rampant corruption, maladministration and brazen theft of public funds, under the watch [Read More]

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Bye-election violence in Sierra Leone – opposition leader Yumkella attacked

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 November 2019: There are reports of an outbreak of serious violence this morning at the local council bye-election which is taking place in Kasirie in the Kambia Distrcit, northern Sierra Leone. Dr Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella – the parliamentary leader and 2018 presidential candidate of the National [Read More]

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President Bio apologises for public shaming of teachers suspected of corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 September 2019: President Julius Maada Bio has this afternoon tendered his unreserved apology to the teachers and principal, who were yesterday publicly paraded and disgraced for what the Anti-Corruption Commission says was their alleged involvement in examination malpractice. This apology from the president comes after an [Read More]

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Former chief of staff in the Koroma government – Richard Konteh detained by ACC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 August 2019: Sources close to Dr. Richard Konteh, who was the former minister of trade and economic development in the Ernest Bai Koroma led APC government, have confirmed to the Sierra Leone Telegraph that Dr. Richard Konteh has this evening been detained by the Anti-Corruption Commission [Read More]